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Difficulty II-V+
Length 24 Miles
Flow Range 6.00 - 10.00 FT
Flow Rate as of: 1 hour ago 3.16 [FT]
Reach Info Last Updated 04/08/2016 5:33 pm

River Description

This is a long run and should either be done in one very long day, or as an overnighter.

From the parking lot the put in is a 5 mile hike to Duck Hole Dam. The run starts with a mile of Class 4 followed by a short section of Class 5. This is followed by a Class 2-3 gorge.  8 miles downstream are two significant drops (and a lean-to if you choose to spend the night).  At the confluence with the Raquette go left (upstream) towards Long Lake.

The alternate takeout is to go downstream on the Raquette, run Raquette Falls, and take out at Axton Landing.



Eastern Adirondacks Reaches

Ausable, E. Branch                             Ausable, W. Branch (1.)                  Ausable, W. Branch (2.)                     Balm of Gilead Brook 

Boquet (2.)                                         Boquet (3.)                                        Boquet, N. Branch                           Boquet, S. Branch   

Boreas (1.)                                         Branch, The (Boquet trib.)                 Branch, The (Schroon trib.)               Cedar (1.) 

Cedar (2.)                                          Cold                                                   Deer Creek (Hudson Trib.)                Glen Creek

Hague Brook                                     Hudson (0.)                                         Hudson (1. Indian River to North River)             Hudson (2. North River to Riparius)

Hudson (3. Riparius to the Glen)         Indian (Hudson trib.)                         John's Brook                                     La Chute 

Mettawee                                          Mill Creek (Essex County)                    Mill Creek (Hudson trib.)                   North Creek 

Pike Brook                                         Poultney                                            Putnam Creek                                   Raquette (1.) 

Rock River                                         Schroon (North Hudson to Schroon Falls)            Schroon (Starbuckville to Riverbank)     Schroon (Warrensburg to Thurman Station)

Squaw Brook                                      Styles Brook                                     Thirteenth Brook                                Trout brook (Schroon trib)                    

West Mill Brook

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Directions Description

Put in:

From Newcomb drive north on 28N. After 6+ miles turn left onto Route 2/ Boreas Road. Take a left on Route 25 towards Iron Works near Henderson Lake. Go to the end and park.  From here you have to hike in 5 miles to Duck Hole.


Take out at the beach in Long Lake for the standard run.

For the longer run, which avoids paddling upstream and accross the lake, take out at Axton Landing


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